Cleveland reclaims Carrera; designates McDade
The Cleveland Indians claimed outfielder Ezequiel Carrera off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies today and designated Columbus first baseman Mike McDade for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster, according to MLB's Jordan Bastian.
Carrera played parts of the past three seasons for the Clippers. He finished the '12 season with Cleveland but wasdesignated for assignmentby the Indians on April 2 and claimed by Philadelphia. He batted .077 in 13 games for the Phillies.
McDade was batting .230 in 21 games for the Clippers with no home runs and 7 RBI. The Indians claimed him off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays on Nov. 30, 2012. McDade took batting practice with Columbus before tonight's game against Rochester in Huntington Park.
Carrera, 25,has played parts of the past three seasons with the Clipperssince being acquired from the Seattle Mariners in June, 2010. He has played mostly in center field for Columbus and has 72 stolen bases in 220 games for the Clippers.